Portrait of Princess Louise, F. Hollyer

Portrait of Princess Louise, F. Hollyer

Photograph, portrait of Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne and Duchess of Argyll
Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933)
About 1890
Great Britain
Platinum print
Museum no. 7833-1938

This portrait of Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne and Duchess of Argyll, illustrates formal evening dress from around 1890. Her waist is severely corseted and she wears a bustle to give a pronounced, hourglass shape. The volume of the skirt is pulled towards the back and drapes over the bustle. Her hair is piled on top of her head in tight curls, fashionable during the 1890s.